The yrCSS is glad to bring to you the 5th edition of the CCS Warmup!

Coinciding with the Conference on Complex Systems, and profiting the opportunity offered by the presence of a wide variety of experts in different topics in Thessaloniki, we are organising a school for PhD students and early-stage researchers to prepare for such a big event. The school aims to offer young researchers the opportunity to learn new methods, present their work and meet fellow researchers.

The school is going to be a three days informal event to be held the weekend before the CCS’18 conference on September 21-23 2018, with three 3h long courses from prominent senior researchers, flash presentations from the school participants and a day long social event. Everything is being organized to help the participants get the most out of the CCS’18 Conference in Thessaloniki.

The participation fee covers the school, coffee breaks, lunches and the social event on Sunday. The early-bird rate is only 50 EUR (+3.74 EUR Eventbrite fee) and must be paid before July 23. After this date the participant will have to pay the standard rate, which is 70 EUR. We are also offering a limited number of scholarships covering the registration fee and a contribution towards accommodation for three days. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please register first and then send us an email including a CV and a cover letter by July 23.

In order to take part in the CCS’18 Warm-up you need to register here

For further information please write us at

The Program


09:30 – Lecture I
11:00 – Coffee Break
11:30 – Lecture I
13:00 – Flash Talks
13:30 – Lunch
15:00 – Flash Talks
15:30 – Lecture II
17:00 – Coffee Break
17:30 – Lecture II


09:30 – Lecture III
11:00 – Coffee Break
11:30 – Lecture III
13:00 – Flash Talks
13:30 – Lunch
15:00 – Flash Talks
17:00 – Coffee Break
17:30 – Flash Talks


10:00 – Social Event
18:00 – CCS’18 Registration

The Speakers

Marija Mitrovic Dankulov is an Associate Research Professor at the Scientific Computing Laboratory and Deputy Head of Innovation Centre at the Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade. Her research interests concern application of statistical physics and network theory to complex systems, with special emphasis on collective phenomena in social systems. She has ample experience in collection and analysis of empirical data from different types of social systems, both of- and on-line, as well as in the development of models for quantitative description and prediction of social phenomena.

Sandro Meloni is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems at the University of Zaragoza. He describes himself as a “confused Computer Scientist working in Physics”. His interdisciplinary interests focus on the emergence of collective phenomena in systems of a large number of interacting elements. Among other projects, he worked on problems connected to Internet Traffic, Human Mobility and Epidemic Spreading in large societies.

Elsa Arcaute is a Lecturer in Spatial Modelling and Complexity at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, and Co-Investigator of an EPSRC grant on Digital Economies, and a MacArthur funded research project on Smart Cities. Her research focuses on modelling and analysing urban systems from the perspective of complexity sciences. Her main branches of research are urban scaling laws, hierarchies in urban systems, defining city boundaries, and the analysis of urban processes using percolation theory and networks.

The Venue

Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA)

The Organizers

  • Alberto Antonioni
  • Alice Patania
  • Evelyn Panagakou
  • Federico Botta
  • Krishna Bathina
  • Mateusz Wilinski

Previous Editions

2nd : Lucca, Italy, 2014
1st : Barcelona, Spain, 2013

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